More and more beautiful art just keeps finding its way into SummerHouse these days!! We are so excited to introduce you to yet another new artist whose work we are proudly displaying in our showroom! This artist’s name is Austin James and his work is jaw-dropping…
We are in love!
>> A little about Austin <<
“Austin began his art career in 1994 as a poet. His love for playing with words and phrases and his love for color naturally led him to experimenting with paint and motion. He started painting in 1996 and exhibiting as a professional artist in 1997. Austin believes that art is energy. Each human being has his or her own unique form of energy. An artist is capable of translating this energy into art. Austin’s pieces focus on organic shapes, color, the natural flow of matter and motion. His MFA from Naropa University in Poetry has infused a lyrical sensibility into Austin’s work.”
Fun fact about Austin: He is actually a professor of composition, literature, and poetry at Texas Southern University in Houston!
>> Artist Statement <<
I work in crushed pigments, oils, acrylic, resins and mixed media. The art is ethereal and organic by nature.
I love color, movement and lyricism in my art. My art is Diaphanous and ghostly; allowing for spheres of meditation. Each piece mimics “motion standing in place.”
I employ resin in order to create an altered and present reality. Resin pushes a successful painting to create a feel of stepping through a looking glass into a secret scene: a captured world.
My mission in art is to continue the tradition of the color field and lyrical abstractionist painters of the 20th century and contribute to the development of form through experimentation with techniques and materials.